Alternative Investments: Offering Individuals the Same Investment Options As the Pros



Alternative investments have long been used by institutional investors as they structure pension funds and endowments to withstand the market’s headwinds and to benefit from its tailwinds.

However, while the responsibility for investing for retirement has increasingly shifted to individuals in recent decades, adding alternatives — and the benefits they can provide — to the portfolio mix simply hasn’t been an option for most. We believe individual investors should have the same opportunities as institutional investors as they fund and grow their retirement plans.

That’s why we’re pleased to announce that we’ve started the process of adding private alternative assets into its target-date and target-risk funds. More information about this initiative can be found in the pieces below:


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